Environmental and Resource Economics


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kornek is professor for environmental and resource economics since 2020. Her research interests are in environmental economics with a focus on international climate change economics. She uses analytical and numerical models to study the interaction of heterogeneous actors. Her research applies game-theoretical models that describe the consequences of different policy instrument and institutions on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, she analyzes the design of optimal carbon prices in theoretical and numerical integrated assessment models.

Ulrike Kornek studied Physics at the Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg. She finished her dissertation on international climate agreements at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in 2015. Post-doctoral fellowships followed at the Mercator Research Institut on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Berlin and Princeton University. Before joining CAU Kiel, she lead the Governance group at MCC Berlin.